The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Home of Our Hearts"
After Cain sinned in offering a false worship and then murdering his brother, God sentenced him to be a wanderer throughout the earth.
"A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth" (Genesis 4:12).
The same is true of the one who influenced Cain to sin so grievously against the Lord and His truth.
"And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it" (Job 1:7).
The inability to find a settled place reflects the inability to experience a settled heart. This results from rejecting the only abode that exists as a home for hearts.
"Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations" (Psalm 90:1).
The Lord Jesus Christ alone provides sanctuary for the heart. Our spirits wander in futility and restlessness until we enter into the refuge of the Savior. Even after entering therein, a frustrated devil seeks to tempt us with his discontent and inability to settle. As with Job, God allows our adversary to challenge the peace of our hearts in order to provide opportunity for remembrance and affirmation the come what may, our spirits found their home when we trusted in the Lord Jesus. No other dwelling place exists for them. No other is needed. Thus, when tempted to discontent by our discontented foe, we remember and affirm with the Psalmist, "Thou art my refuge" (Psalm 142:5).
The heart's home - Christ alone.
The spirit's place - His grace.
No other home, no other place,
no other needed
than the light of His face
ever shining upon us,
ever glimmering within.
Our hearts came home
when they came to Him.
Let us expect a frustrated devil to tempt us with his restless dissatisfaction. Let us even more expect a faithful Savior to remind us that He forever serves as the home of our hearts. The raging and roiling seas of a fallen world notwithstanding, our spirits indeed came home when they came to Him. Therein we rest, in the Home of our hearts.
"For we which have believed do enter into rest."
"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
Weekly Memory Verse
Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.